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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who has an obsessive need to exert control over people and situations.

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  • n. A person who is excessively controlling and domineering.
  • n. A tyrant or manipulator.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone with a compulsive desire to exert control over situations and people

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  • Haha!

    December 9, 2008


  • Knock knock?
    Who's there?
    Control freak. Now, you say "control freak who?"

    - from prairiehome.publicradio.org

    December 9, 2008